Robbery at journalist’s house in Kannur: Second accused remanded
Kannur: The second accused in the robbery and attack that happened at Mathrubhumi Kannur unit news editor Vinod Chandran’s house here was remanded on Friday. The accused has been identified as Manik Sadar (35), a native of Bangladesh. Manik who was arrested in Hubli, Karnataka two months ago in connection with a murder case, was brought to Kannur the other day.
Alamkeer, another accused in the case is currently jailed in Tihar prison in connection with another case. He will be brought to Kannur next day. Muhammed Hilal, a native of Bangladesh and another accused in the case was arrested earlier and was remanded in Kannur Central Jail. There are six culprits in the burglary case. Police have identified remaining three as Illyas, Sahadath Khan and Shahi, all natives of Bangladesh.
The burglary occurred on September 6, 2018. Six masked men entered the house breaking the front door and robbed gold and money after attacking and tying up Vinod and his wife Saritha.
The second accused Manik Sadar was arrested in Hubli for robbing the house of a retired bank official after murdering the owner. Robbery in Hubli had similarities with the crime in Kannur. Police identified the culprit from the similarities of the crime.
Police said, Manik is a cruel thief. He kills anyone who attempts to stop him from robbing. Manik killed the house owner in Hubli by hitting him on the head with an iron pipe. Police had tough time bringing Manik, who is addicted to alcohol and drugs from Hubli to Kannur. Manik created panic by hitting his head against the vehicle when he was denied liquor on request. Various cases have been registered against him in Delhi.